Frontpoint - Reviewed & Compared


These days, wireless security systems generally come one of two flavors: installed and monitored, or DIY. Both have merit. Frontpoint is a hybrid of the two, offering a DIY system that you can customize, combined with professional 24x7x365 monitoring. How do they rate in this crowded space? Let's find out:

The Good

The Frontpoint website makes you feel comfortable right away, with all of the information you need, plan comparisons, features, benefits, and an easy way to get a quote.

The equipment offered is wide-ranging, from intrusion sensors to cameras with night vision, smoke/fire/carbon monoxide protection, and even flood protection. The company offers exceptional control via a touchscreen and app, allowing you to view and control your system (and home/lights/etc.) from anywhere. You install the system yourself (it's easy), and can even take it with you if you move.

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The Bad

Three things: you need to ask for a quote to get any pricing information. Second, they've been in business about 10 years - not really long enough to become a "household name". Lastly, they have 36 month contracts for monitoring. That might be too long for some people.

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What to Expect

  • Excellent wireless DIY security equipment at a reasonable cost.
  • Intrusion protection, cameras, environmental protection, and more.
  • Simple to use touchscreen and app allows users full control.
  • 24x7x365 monitoring. Cellular enabled.
  • Rates start between $30 and $40 a month, with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Our Final Verdict: 9.5/10

Frontpoint combines the lower cost of DIY with remote, professional monitoring for a robust, all-in-one security system. The equipment is first-rate, it covers everything you want it to, and it's easy to control. Their customers love them, too. If you don't mind installing it yourself, Frontpoint is an excellent choice. Definitely put them on your list to check out.

  • A fully-featured, professionally monitored security system at DIY prices.
  • Monitoring rates are in line with competition.
  • A+ BBB Rating and high customer satisfaction.